Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC)
The DTC works collaboratively with the CDIC to disseminate important Defence industry policy information, events and updates to Australian industry through our membership and Australian defence industry networks, webpage and social media channels.
We continually review the development needs of defence industry and communicate these to the CDIC. This informs the timely delivery of training programs such as ITAR training, value proposition and cyber training programs.
In assessing the requirements of members, our Industry Development staff can advise them of the most appropriate CDIC service offerings. This allows for the potential streamlining of the application process for CDIC services.
Leveraging from the services provided by the CDIC, the DTC also works with industry to establish collaborative contracting arrangements and commercial connections, without compromising Commonwealth probity provisions.
Australian Industry Group Defence Council National Executive
The DTC is a member of the Australian Industry Group Defence Council. Being a member of this council provides the DTC the opportunity to professionally represent SME defence industry members, and work with other associations to advance the Australian SME defence industry sector.
The DTC participates in the various working groups, which address Security, Export Control and Commercial Contracting and Ethics.
The Defence Council has also formed the Defence Industry SME Forum. DTC representatives will participate in the SME Forum on a regular basis.
The DTC uses objective research methods to collect and analyse industry perspectives from its members and the wider Australian defence industry, for input into SME Forum policy matters to inform Defence Council policy recommendations to government.
DTC seeks the coordinated comment/perspective from SMEs, and through the Defence Industry Workforce Focus Group and provides specialist representation on workforce and skilling issues from an Australian SME perspective.